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Matariki long weekend

All of our laboratories will be closed on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June to celebrate Matariki – the start of a new lunar year. We will reopen on Monday morning ready for the new week.

King’s birthday weekend

All of our laboratories will be closed on Monday 3 June for the King’s birthday public holiday. Our laboratories will be open normal operating hours on Saturday. Enjoy the long weekend!


All of our laboratories will be closed on Thursday, 25 April for ANZAC day. Lest we forget.

Gluten testing

Since February 2024 the FSANZ Food Standards Code requires food businesses to meet new plain English allergen labelling requirements for how certain foods known to be common allergens are declared. The gluten-containing products wheat, barley, oats and rye* must now be declared in the ingredient list when they are present. * Barley, oats and rye […]

We are now Awanui Scientific

On 27 February Gribbles Scientific changed to Awanui Scientific. Our new name Awanui Scientific, brings us together with the medical and veterinary laboratory brands and network of services, laboratories, collection centres and people under a unified Aotearoa New Zealand name for the first time. Moving to become Awanui Scientific is a significant milestone for our […]

Waitangi day

All of our laboratories will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi day. (Photo credit: Aaron Mickan, Unsplash)

Thank you!

A big thank-you for your support in 2023. The Gribbles Dunedin team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2024. Meri Kirihimete,Denise and the team at Gribbles Scientific

Festive season opening hours

All of our staff wish you and your families a happy, safe, and relaxing time over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Our opening hours over the festive season can be found below. CHRISTMAS HOURS > Saturday 23 December – OPEN> Christmas day – CLOSED> Boxing day – CLOSED We will be open normal […]

We’re closed on Labour day

All or our laboratories will be closed on Monday 23 October for Labour Day. We will however be open normal hours on Saturday 21 October. Enjoy your long weekend!

The end of an era

Brent Hananeia, manager of our Dunedin laboratory, worked his last day on Thursday 28 September, 2023. Brent has left quite a footprint throughout our network, and it’s sadly time to bid him farewell after 45 years in the lab. Brent started his career at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in 1978 at their […]